Youth Leadership Cary is an exciting program for current high school juniors that began in 1998 and is sponsored by the Cary Chamber of Commerce. Designed to focus on developing the potential of future leaders, the program covers a wide variety of topics that will help participants understand critical parts of how businesses, communities and individual leaders work together. This understanding and knowledge will put students in a position to make a difference and be a true leader as they face the future. Through a specific application process, a total of 40 juniors will be invited to participate in the program. EIGHT students will be selected from the following area high schools: Athens Drive, Cary, Green Hope, Middle Creek and Panther Creek. The group will meet monthly for six months at a site relative to the topic.
Students must be in the 11th grade as of August 29, 2017.
Students must be able to miss at least seven school days for YLC events during the 2017-18 school year, and have the ability to maintain excellent grades.
The program is designed to find students who have POTENTIAL for leadership, but need that extra push to become a leader in school and community activities.
Short interviews will be conducted to assist in the selection process.
Those who are on a PCHS or outside sports team may find it very difficult, if not impossible to participate in this program, as YLC students are away from school a minimum of FIVE full school days, and therefore students are unable to miss additional days due to sports or other activities.
Students must be able to attend all YLC meetings, which are held every month from November 2017 through April 2018
COMPLETED ONLINE APPLICATIONS AND SIGNATURE APPLICATIONS are NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED!